Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Harris County Law Library provides access to resources for victims of domestic violence and their families. If you or someone you know is a victim of physical abuse, the following resources are available. 

AVDA’s Legal Advocacy Program has a staff of attorneys who will provide victims of abuse with free legal representation for protective orders, divorce and child support and custody.

The Houston Bar Association provides a thorough list of resources including a list of hotlines and shelters in the Houston area. Also provided are links to information about services available in surrounding counties.

The Texas Advocacy Project offers free legal services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault throughout the state of Texas.

The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault is committed to helping victims of sexual abuse, including abuse that happens in the home. AVOICE is a program offered by TAASA that provides free, confidential legal advice and representation for all victims and survivors of sexual assault in Texas. Call AVOICE at 888-343-4414.

The Texas Council on Family Violence provides good information about protective orders as well as a service directory of legal advocates who can assist victims of family abuse.

If you are in need of immediate help, please contact the Houston Area Women's Center at the numbers listed here. Assistance is available twenty-four hours a day.

  • Domestic Violence Hotline: 713-528-2121
  • Toll-Free Line: 800-256-0551
  • Rape Crisis Hotline: 713-528-7273
  • Toll-Free Line: 1-800-256-0661
  • Office: 713-528-6798
  • TTY: 713-528-3625